A Brush With Kindness

This program can help existing low-income homeowners who physically or financially can’t afford vital maintenance of their homes.  This is a great opportunity to be a part of a program that benefits our entire community.  Volunteer teams are matched with homeowners based on the size of the project. 

ABWK Application

A Brush with Kindness helps revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, strengthens connections within the community and helps preserve affordable housing stock.


  • Home must be owner-occupied – NO RENTALS
  • Mortgage and taxes must be up to date
  • Must be willing to agree to incur a loan and/or property lien (if applicable).
  • Detailed “Scope of Work” will be signed prior to start date
  • Family must make long term commitment to occupy the home
  • Must submit all documentation requested by HFHNEMI
  • All able-bodied residents (18+) may need to contribute sweat equity based on project size
  • Homeowner must be onsite at all times while HFHNEMI is present
  • Owner must be realistic about scope of project and agree that some of the work may be completed by volunteers
  • All pets must be contained while staff/volunteers are onsite
  • No smoking, drinking, or drug consumption will be tolerated while staff/volunteers are onsite
  • No one will be in possession of a firearm while staff/volunteers are onsite


Funding Sources May Include: